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Boccalino Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Pizza, Canadian
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16818 Highway 3A, Kootenay Bay, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-227-6906
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The wood stove was going the sun was shining in and the food was amazing at this little spot at the ferry terminal.

Thank ridemybike61
Redcliff, Alberta, Canada
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Stayed and the motel and had dinner here. Food is tasty and filling - just like Nona would make. Sitting outdoors was relaxing and fun. Owners are super friendly people!

Thank Eric S
Kootenay Bay, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Always have great pizza and specials. Service is okay. Outside seating is the best! Definitely don't pass by this place.

Thank smbaird2016
Gisela C, Owner at Boccalino Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review about the food and atmosphere. And also for the "ok" for my service if you are referring to me asking you not to pick my unripe scarlet runners (beans) outside the restaurant deck. Otherwise I cannot think and am not aware of anybody else having been unhappy with my service. More 

Penticton, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Charming decor, delicious food and wonderful service. We had the insalata caprese and a pollo wood fired oven pizza. The salad was incredible and fresh with a wonderful dressing. Not often can you say this about a salad. The chicken pizza was absolutely delicious. Gisela is a wonderful owner and waitress. This restaurant also has a small motel attached. If... More 

Thank Tony H
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We came here for dinner and had such a nice evening! The owner Gisela served us and was really friendly. Our friend lives nearby and is a regular, we are from out of town and felt right at home. I would definitely recommend for any occasion!

1 Thank Katie H
Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We had a large group and the food was excellent. The wood oven pizza is fantastic. The ice cream was out of this world. Made with local berries fresh picked that day it was like an explosion of flavour with each bite.

Thank Catherine C
Surrey, Canada
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141 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Gisela does an amazing job of bringing typical southern Swiss food from her country and mixing it with Northern Italian dishes. All delicious. Portions are generous and the wine selection suits the cuisine very well.

2 Thank fayo400
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Other restaurants that we thought to visit were closed but we found this one down by the ferry dock open at 5pm. We were delighted with the menu selections. We had pork belly special and our son had a pizza. Both were very good and nicely presented. The desserts were also yummy. We had nice places to eat and stay... More 

2 Thank marzek
Calgary, Canada
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

This place was recommended by our hosts at our B&B and it did not disappoint. Pleasant atmosphere and good Swiss italian food.

1 Thank berlam
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

I had the special which was delicious - home cooked ham, potatoes, and vegetables. My mother had the risotto which was too thick. The taste was excellent but risotto is supposed to be creamy in texture and this just needed more liquid adding. It was really like a rice brick. Sorry! We shared a chocolate pie dessert which was more... More 

Thank KasAlberta

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, Canadian
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16818 Highway 3A, Kootenay Bay, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Kootenay Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-227-6906
Swiss-Italian fine dining restaurant with spacious, covered deck. Live entertainment in the summer. Restaurant hours are daily from 5-10 pm (Thursday closed). All food is made from scratch, pasta, bread and wood-fired oven pizza, desserts and ice cream etc. are made in-house fresh every day. And so are our seasonally inspired specials with farm- and garden fresh, local ingredients, organic meats, oceanwise seafood and fish. We offer sunny, European-style motel rooms and self-contained cottages.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?